The Oneida Daily Dispatch (Oneida, NY)



CANASTOTA, N.Y. George H. Robotham, 83, of Canastota, passed away on Monday, August 16, 2021 at the VA Medical Health Care Center in Syracuse. He was born on September 17, 1937 in Canastota a son of the late Kenneth B. and Bessie (Hertel) Robotham. George received his education in Canastota schools and was a proud U.S. Air Force veteran. On May 27, 1959, in Sherrill, he was married to the former, Carol A. Bonaventur­a the couple shared in a union blessed with over 62 years of marriage. Mr. Robotham retired from Scanlon Trucking & Excavating, LLC in Marcellus. An avid outdoorsma­n he enjoyed hunting, fishing, motorcycle riding, and especially enjoyed spending time with his cats. Surviving are his wife, Carol; a daughter, Terri Robotham; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Kenneth and Michelle (Tornatore) Robotham, and Steven Robotham all of Canastota; Grandchild­ren, Shawn Pluff, Courtney, Kenneth, Jr., and Kyle Robotham, and Tayia Williamson; and several great grandchild­ren. He is also survived by several nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, cousins and in-laws, Helen Fabrizi of Canastota, Joseph and Leona Bonaventur­a of Calif., and Harold Bonaventur­a of Canastota. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Robert and Gary Edward Robotham; and a sister, Beverly Rapasadi. In keeping with George’s wishes, all services were held privately. Burial took place in Whitelaw Cemetery at the convenance of the family. Arrangemen­ts are under the care of the J. Homer Ball Funeral Home, Inc., 201 James Street, Canastota. In his memory, contributi­ons may be made to, Wanderers’ Rest Humane Associatio­n, P.O. Box 535, Canastota, N.Y., 13032 or the DAV Transporta­tion, 800 Irving Ave., Syracuse, N.Y., 13210 Share condolence­s at: Jhomerball­funeralhom­

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